Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had, but they're fundamental. very hard to overcome. >> when this website eventually gets fixed, the problems really begin for this administration. this is just beginning the disaster of obama care. >> okay. let me go back to chuck. just studying politics, don't you get the case with boehner and cantor who in another universe would be reasonable, i think, they sort of acts like prisoners of war, p.o.w.s. it's mechanical. do you sense there's a real passion among the establishment republicans, what we call the establishment, that they're going to have to live with this as they had to live with medicare and social security and down the road they'll have to marry it. >> what i sense is this lack of passion on the whole repeal, this isn't going to work aspect among
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
,000 people sign the up through the healthcare.gov site on sun and monday alone. that's bad news, perhaps, for its conservative critics. they seem to be running out of ammunition on the other side. quote, it does seem as though we've entered a new stage in the health care battle with democrats regrouping and dare we say unified and with republicans running out of new attacks. congressman, thank you for joining us. i am amazed that the president, well, let me just say i am amazed by the whole thing, the screw up starting october 1, the relatively quick recovery in his efforts, his new focus on execution, bringing in the right people where they weren't there before, how's this moving politically? i'll talk about administration tomorrow night, but what about the politics? is he able to turn this thing around in time to protect the seats he has in congress next year? >> yes, because what the american people want is not a repeal of the affordable care act, they want it to be fixed. and they're tired of republicans who have been rooting to sabotage and repeal it. now republicans are just gettin
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
are going to recognize that. so my advice to everybody is the website's now working. go to healthcare.gov, take a look for yourself in your state what's available to you. there is no reason why you should not have health insurance. and by the way, if you don't get health insurance and then you get in an accident, the rest of us end up paying for it. because the hospitals, they end up essentially charge hidden subsidies for those who don't have health insurance. that's what we're trying to eliminate. >> you saw the story about the national security agency basically patrolling all of the cell phones in the world, basically. a lot of young people point to the privacy requirements. they don't like being part of anything that's collecting information. health care. is this going to be one of the detriments for people signing up, they want to keep their privacy. >> first of all, health care is entirely different. it's more similar to seniors who sign up for medicare, people who file their taxes. you know, there are a whole bunch of things where you're providing information to the government.
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
numbers are horrendous. i know that you're upset with what's happening with the healthcare.gov and the economy and a whole lot of other things. i know that you see that i can't get anything done because of republicans on capitol hill. i know all these things. i'm not running away from it. i'm not trying to pretend that it's not there. i know it has an impact on how i am as president. on how i am able to govern as president. so i get that. but the other thing i took away from that part of the interview, chris, is that it took me back to that guy who spoke to the democratic convention in boston in 2004. a very reflective person at the time. someone who had a vision of where he wanted to take the country. and that person is still there. that person, if you go back and read his 2004 keynote speech at the democratic convention, a shiver will go down your spine because you will realize barack obama then the candidate for senate was basically laying out the road map for what he would do as president. >> well, let's take a look. the personal and professional assault this president